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Turnout for president Obama's second inauguration.
Festivities expected to be significantly smaller than there were four years ago.
That's -- roughly one point eight million people packed the National Mall.
But that is not stopping some folks from returning to DC to witness its history a second time among them.
Patricia -- -- is our restaurant management consultant from Raleigh, North Carolina you're already there in DC you're gonna miss this opportunity a second time.
Absolutely not -- just an opportunity for -- to come back in participate in history.
Share with friends and family and just be out there with -- everyone.
Rooting for the person that we voted for pretty amazing pretty amazing experience the last time around you say -- Oh absolutely.
Last time came very called the but just we are here to witness -- inauguration is historical but to witness it.
Inauguration of an African American -- -- first African American president was just really exciting.
But -- they are saying that the crowds are expected to be smaller do you detect a diminishment of enthusiasm this time around.
I don't think so I think the first time he was -- excited people are still excited but.
You go from one point 8000002 is 800000 is still a large crowd for an inauguration.
All right so you you don't have to bring all of the cold weather gear that you brought last time I guess it's going to be nicer this time.
Well yeah a little bit this week I've been here all week in and with my family.
In with a group traveling in from Raleigh we brought up for a -- -- yesterday and today the weather is -- tomorrow's races we'll be up to 41 so.
Maybe -- were crying tears won't freeze this time.
It's Martin Luther King Day tomorrow as an African American yourself it must be doubly momentous to be there on the National Mall.
It really is just seeing -- -- -- Guillen on being there being there for his swing me and all of that day and it makes you very very proud.
Well it's again.
Just a momentous occasion we're glad you can be there to celebrate this Patricia leak from Raleigh, North Carolina thank you thank you thank you so much you -- and.
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